The Organic Traveller
Saturday, 04 April 2020

´╗┐Covid-19 and this (travel) guide

The current pandemic renders a lot of my reviews in this blog useless: Restaurants and cafes are closed completely or have restricted opening hours, are closed in the evenings and only offer food to take away during the day. Non-food shops are closed entirely, supermarkets may have both, longer and shorter opening hours than usual, and some use special regulations to open on Sundays. Although I will continue to update this blog the best I can I'm feeling incapable of keeping track with all changes in my vicinity. Articles with covid-19 updates can be found here. And if you take the time at home to plan your next travel after the pandemic I cannot guarantee that all reviewed places are going to survive.

Social distancing and enforced hygienic measures decrease our ability to minimise package waste: Bakeries, butcher shops, the supermarkets' meat and cheese counters and restaurant take-away stopped to fill your purchase into your bags and boxes as this requires more and close personal interaction. But even if this means that we can't be perfect we're still able to avoid waste: Organic supermarkets and farmers' markets are selling unpackaged fruits and veges as usual, you can prefer deposit bottles and jars to one-way plastic ones, and you can refill your own jars and containers with dry food, oil, vinegar, toiletries, household chemicals and more at zero waste convenience stores. Buy local! For many of the independent shops this is a veritable crisis, and you help them survive when you buy and order from them directly.

2020-04-04 14:20:00 [organic, zero_waste, unverpackt, cafe, grocery, market, supermarkets, lunch, restaurants, covid, corona] Link

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